People around the world have been quarantined in their homes, trying their best to do their part in preventing the spread of the deadly COVID-19. Events all over the globe have been cancelled and/or postponed, leaving people like you and I with more free time than we’ve ever had in our lives.
While the world figures out how to handle the pandemic, you now have the time to better yourself! So while you continue your social distancing, here are five things you can be doing to better yourself.
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1 – Exercise
Sure, we can’t go to the gym right now, but that shouldn’t stop you from staying fit. Exercising daily is vital to your physical and mental health. As we navigate these uncertain waters, you’ll want to make sure you do what you can to reduce the long-term effects that this mental stress can have on your body. If anything, we want to come out on the other end of this thing feeling stronger than we’ve ever felt before!
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2 – Read & Write
This is probably something you’ve been wanting to do more of anyway, so now is a perfect time to get this up and running! Successful people ALWAYS read. Maybe it’s a book you’ve always wanted to check out, or an educational blog online… whatever it is, make it a task to read something that has your FULL attention.
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Writing is also essential, especially if you’re looking for a way to express how you’re feeling. Writing can be such a relief. I’m not saying you have to write the next Pulitzer Prize-winning essay, but you can definitely write a few sentences or words that highlight how you’re feeling. It’ll help you get more in touch and more accepting of your feelings.
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3 – Take Online Classes
Perhaps there is something you’ve always wanted to learn how to do, or maybe there’s something you’re good at that you want to perfect. Whatever it is, this downtime is the PERFECT time to learn! With the world of education at your fingertips, your options for learning are limitless.
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4 – Practice Your Hobby
Practice makes perfect, doesn’t it. If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it. Right now is a good time for you to continue practicing what you love to do. Maybe it’s playing piano or guitar, or singing, or writing, or knitting… ANYTHING… whatever it is, continue to practice and perfect your craft. When this is all said and done, you’re going to thank yourself for this, I promise.
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5 – BREATHE
While we battle a virus that can literally take our breath away, it’s important, now more than ever, to simply take a long, deep breath. In today’s world, we are more stressed than ever. Surrounded by fear, anxiety, and confusion. By making sure you take time to focus on breathing, you’ll be able to channel much needed relief, even if it’s a small sense of it. What’s even better is that you can do important breathing exercises no matter where you are!
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Self-improvement is not easy, especially in the current situation that we’re in. With that said though, the results may not be immediate, but over the course of time, it’ll pay off. Keep at it, my friend, you’ll begin seeing positive changes in your life soon enough. 🙂
About The Author: Kyrus Keenan Westcott is a Motivational Influencer based in Philadelphia and New Jersey. Since 2018, Kyrus has dedicated his life to spreading good vibes and positive energy, hoping that he could make as many people smile as possible. Kyrus currently shares his marketing insight, positive energy, and amusement park insight on his official blog: The Vibe With Ky. Follow Kyrus on Instagram and Twitter @TheVibeWithKy.